Kingdom Services Group "Whistle Blower"

P Rourke made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bristol City Council

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Dear Bristol City Council,

In relation to the following article released this evening by the Liverpool Echo. Please see the below link for clarity.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liv...

Could you answer the following questions please:

1. Could you confirm that you have read the article?

2. Could you confirm that the Enforcement officers employed by Kingdom are not being paid a bonus of £5 if they issue 5 FPNs and £5 for every subsequent FPN issued beyond 5 for the duration of each working shift?

3. Could you confirm that all Kingdom employees have been employed on full contracts and do not have zero-hour contracts working on behalf of the local authority?

4. Could you confirm whether Kingdom Service Group recognises the union and whether their employees are given the option of joining a union when commencing employment?

5. Could you confirm whether the local authority will allow Kingdom Services Group to use Flexi-Workers (again zero hour contracts)?

6. Could you confirm the date your contract is due to expire with Kingdom Services Group?

Yours faithfully,

P Rourke

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Dear P Rourke 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 09/07/2018. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN00176621 ". Please keep this
number safe, as you may be required to provide it in the future. 
If you need to add further information concerning your case or
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Customer Relations Team

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 09/07/2018

Your request number is CRN00176621

We’ve looked at your request and you should receive a reply on or before 06/08/2018 This will be 20 working days since your original request.

The request

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Christopher Swinscoe, Bristol City Council

Dear P Rourke,

 

Please see the below response in relation to your Freedom of Information
request:

 

1.       Could you confirm that you have read the article?

 

This question does not fall within the scope of an FoI request

 

2.       Could you confirm that the Enforcement officers employed by Kingdom are not being paid a bonus of £5 if they issue 5 FPNs and £5 for every subsequent FPN issued beyond 5 for the duration of each working shift?

 

The council has been informed that all officers have been paid an hourly rate

 

3.       Could you confirm that all Kingdom employees have been employed on full contracts and do not have zero-hour contracts working on behalf of the local authority?

 

This information is not held by Bristol City Council. Kingdom Environmental Services are responsible for the employment of staff.

 

4.       Could you confirm whether Kingdom Service Group recognises the union and whether their employees are given the option of joining a union when commencing employment?

 

This information is not held by Bristol City Council. Kingdom Environmental Services are responsible for the employment of staff.

 

5.       Could you confirm whether the local authority will allow Kingdom Services Group to use Flexi-Workers (again zero hour contracts)?

 

This information is not held by Bristol City Council. Kingdom Environmental Services are responsible for the employment of staff. All enforcement officers acting on behalf of Bristol City Council are individually named as authorised officers in the relevant scheme of delegations which is updated and signed each time there is a change in staffing.

 

6.       Could you confirm the date your contract is due to expire with Kingdom Services Group?

 

The contract is due to end 5^th November

 

 

Your sincerely

 

Christopher Swinscoe

Neighbourhood Enforcement Team Leader

Neighbourhood Management

Communities

Bristol City Council

100 Temple Street

Redcliff

Bristol

BS1 6AG

 

01179223191

01179222100 (Hotkey 5, 2, 0)

 

 

 

 

 

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From: "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>
<[email address]>
Sent: 08 August 2018 11:23
To: Bristol Council
Subject: EXTERNAL:Allocation Freedom of Information Request CRN00176621 -
respond prior to 06/08/2018 SFORCEENQ

 

Dear Fixed penalty notices

 

The following freedom of information request has been allocated to you for a response on or before 06/08/2018, if not for you, by return would you let the customer relations team (CRT) at [1][email address] know who it should be directed to?

 

Where possible please respond directly to P Rourke including the case reference number CRN00176621 copying in the CRT team at [2][email address].

 

 

If you need your response to go out from the FOI mailbox then please send a complete response to the CRT team at least 5 working days before 06/08/2018 11:51

 

 

The requester - P Rourke

 

Their contact details -

[3][FOI #496363 email]

 

The request

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